Sacco-backed North Bergen Board of Education ticket sweeps election

Hudson County View - Claudia Baselice, the top candidate in an election that featured 17 candidates for voters to choose from, scored 3,639 votes on the machines, according to unofficial tallies from the Hudson County Clerk’s Office that do not include absentee or provisional ballots.

Her running mates, Kanaiyalal “Kanu” Patel and Luis Diaz, the latter being the only incumbent in the race, unofficially came away with 3,340 and 3,253 votes, respectively.

The three-person slate, who were all elected to three-year terms on the board, were far ahead of all the other competition.

The Save Our Schools slate, who was endorsed by Sacco’s arch nemesis Larry Wainstein, of Rene Hidalgo-Gatty, Jose Santos and Viviana Salcedo, finished with preliminary vote tallies of 497, 540 and 490.



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